For a generation that stores memories in sticks and chips, there’s nothing quite like flipping through a family album, unleashing a river of memories, and also an archive of the tremendous changes that have shaped the last few decades – and the way we travel. Ambassador cars that gave way to Maruti Zens and Swifts. Boomboxes that morphed into walkmans and MP3 players. Vayudoot. Liberalisation. Polaroids. Mommy jeans. The Internet. Budget carriers. Airbnb. Some things will never lose their magic, like picnic hampers. And some things await that we can’t fathom yet – perhaps, a future where a hologram is the new selfie.
We got Deepak Narale of Yes Yes, Why Not? and Garima Gupta to illustrate a photo album of the Indian family on vacation from the 1960s to 2050. Scroll down for your shot of nostalgic time-travelling.
The Ambassador, the bouffant and other hallmarks of the glamorous 1960s. Illustration: Deepak Narale and Garima Gupta
A boombox, bell-bottoms and bad hair. Definitely 1980. Illustration: Deepak Narale and Garima Gupta
Mommy jeans. Check. Discman. Check. Hello, 2000.
DIY travel in the age of selfies, 2015. Illustration: Deepak Narale and Garima Gupta
Next stop: Space, 2050 – with maybe a desktop hologram of memories at home. Illustration: Deepak Narale and Garima Gupta
Illustrator Deepak Narale is a part of Team Yes Yes, Why Not? – a multi-disciplinary art firm that specialises in creating customised design, art and ideas across genres, canvasses and functions. Garima Gupta is a young apprentice from the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology.
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